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Jul 04 2016

Design Tip: Accent Mirrors For Your Vanity

One design tip that I’ve been excited to share with you has to do with a room that often gets overlooked in the home when it comes to decor. That’s right, you guessed it! The Bathroom. We really don’t spend that much time in our bathrooms, but when you think about it, a bathroom is a key component to the home. What’s one of the main things you check on when buying or selling a home? The condition and overall look of  the bathroom.

My favorite design tip for your bathroom is to add a modern flare and use a statement mirror over your sink instead of the age-old frameless square or rectangular mirrors, or (dare I say) medicine cabinets. Yikes! By adding an accent mirror over your sink, you’ll be able to show your own personal style and modernize the space. Remember to keep it simple, but have fun with the shape, design, texture, and size!

Here are some of my favorite mirrors for bathrooms. You can use any of these in a single powder room, or the master bathroom with double vanity. Just remember to pick a style that you love – you’ll be looking back at yourself through it everyday!

This Levico Mirror from Restoration Hardware  just might be the winner in my book. This mirror can stand on its own and will fit into most any style home. It’s made out of reclaimed solid oak and has curves in all the right places. Did I mention that it’s on sale right now? Paint your powder room in this Van Deusen Blue by Benjamin Moore and this mirror will really pop!

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Levico Mirror from Restoration Hardware ON SALE!

My next choice is this Paloma Round Mirror by Pottery Barn, which is also on sale! This mirror is perfect for a double vanity. Remember to hang the braided rope a little higher than normal so the mirror will be at eye-level. The length of these mirrors will give the appearance of higher ceilings, too. Sounds like a win-win to me! Keep it simple and paint your walls in White Dove by Benjamin Moore. Let the mirrors do all of the talking.


Paloma Round Mirror by Pottery Barn

Lastly, I’ve chosen this gorgeous Ablenay Mirror by Uttermost. This one is a show-stopper. It’s simple, yet classic. Traditional, yet modern. It’s forged metal frame has been brushed with antique gold. I can’t promise that this mirror will make you look good, but I CAN promise that this mirror will make your bathroom look good! I’m pairing this mirror with White Dove by Benjamin Moore as well.


Ablenay Mirror by Uttermost

Don’t forget that that model homes are one of the best places to find mirrors. Most model homes are decorated with decor that won’t reveal much about the who might be living there. Model homes will have decor pieces such as paintings, mirrors, canvases, etc. I’ve found some of the best mirrors in model homes!

Until next time!


Jun 22 2016

Welcome to the BAC Blog!

Hey everyone! Welcome to the Builder’s Auction Company Design Blog. I’m so glad that you are here. My name is Katy South, and yes I am, in fact, from the South. I’ll be your guide for all things design through this blog. More about me later…but let me start by telling you why you should be paying close attention to Builder’s Auction Company (BAC).

BAC specializes in model home furnishing auctions across the United States. These homes are model homes that are fully furnished with slightly used furniture and decor. This is where the lightbulb goes off in your head. Now you’re wondering: “Where does this furniture all go whenever the model home is ready to be sold?” YOUR HOME, for an incredible price, that’s where!

Now YOU have the opportunity to have this furniture in your home at an incredible price with BAC! All you have to do is follow us on all of our social media outlets here and we’ll get you the details you need to find the next auction in your area!

Now, let me tell you about my design style. I am a dreamer, yet I am very practical. I understand that a good home needs to be functional, practical, but it should also make all your dreams come to life. Your home is your very own oasis. Where you decompress, dwell, and grow.headshot

Each week, I’ll be pairing together some of my favorite furnishings from upcoming auctions with suggestions like paint colors, fabrics, and other furnishings so you can achieve that look that you see on Pinterest, Houzz, or HGTV, but at the price point that you’ve always wanted!  I’m telling you. This is good stuff.

Stay tuned, I can’t wait to show you what we have in store.


Jun 21 2016

AUCTION ALERT! Austin, TX: Saturday, June 25

This auction is located in Austin, TX this Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Don’t miss out! The furnishings found in this home are well on their way to creating the perfect farmhouse. Farmhouse style is one of my favorites so I’m excited to share these pairings with you.EBF_6088And4more

Rattan and bamboo are BACK! This dining room chair is a great accent piece for any table or living space. Rattan/bamboo furniture is extremely versatile and can be used indoors, outdoors, and in almost any style home. DSCN1349

One of my favorite things to do with a chair like this is to mix and match. Find some great upholstered chairs, or a farmhouse bench and match them with two rattan chairs at the ends of the table. This model home has paired these rattan chairs with a farmhouse bench and a farmhouse table. Now, let me show you how to warm this room up. Pair this dining table, rattan dining chairs, and farmhouse bench with an oversized natural fiber area rug, floral curtain panels, and a fresh coat of Simply White by Benjamin Moore on the walls, and you’ve got a warm and bright dining room! 35201074362cd892a9e2d144b39e1ee3

Painting the walls a color like Simply White allows the table and chairs to stand out on their own. Let the bold color of the table become the staple piece in the room. I chose a peacock-inspired floral print for the drapes that will also warm up this space, but not be the focal point of the room. Remember that your walls are now white, so these curtain colors will pop, but not overwhelm the room. Don’t forget to hang your curtains high and wide! Below is one of my favorite illustrations on how to hang your drapes.

Now, to add a pop of color to the room – simply place a oversized 18 x 18 pillow in the two chairs at the head of the table in a natural blue/grey tone. Like this fabric below. You don’t want to over-do it, but this will add just enough to make it stand out! You can also use a neck roll, or bolster pillow if you want something a bit smaller.


Peacock Asian Inspired Woven Print        Moonstone Raffia Like Basket Woven Blend









I also grabbed these farmhouse butterfly prints from the master bedroom to pair with our new dining room. This artwork has the perfect amount of color to make those pillows you’ve added to the two head chairs pop.

This house is full of so many great pieces to achieve that farmhouse look you’ve been going for. Take a look at all of the pictures under this listing for even more inspiration!


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Click Here to See a Mash Up of the Overall Room!